Tibet

Science, Tech & Environment

A new book documents China’s exploitation of Tibet’s natural resources

The recent agreement between the US and China to reduce greenhouse emissions made headlines — and rightly so. It was a big step for both nations. But, striking a balance between environmental protection and economic ascendance is much more complicated than that. In China especially, it seems, for every step forward, there are often two steps back. Its actions in Tibet are a prime example, according to a newly-published book.

Science, Tech & Environment

A new book documents China’s exploitation of Tibet’s natural resources

The recent agreement between the US and China to reduce greenhouse emissions made headlines — and rightly so. It was a big step for both nations. But, striking a balance between environmental protection and economic ascendance is much more complicated than that. In China especially, it seems, for every step forward, there are often two steps back. Its actions in Tibet are a prime example, according to a newly-published book.

Lifestyle & Belief

Monks protest in Tibet

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Jigme Ngapo (NF), director of the Tibetan Service of the US-funded Radio Free Asia, about the protests in Tibet this week; Buddhist monks there have reportedly demonstrated for two days, demanding independence from China.

Politics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Tibetan city of Nagqu, where China plans to build the world's highest airport. Jeb Sharp finds out more from Elliot Sperling, a professor of Tibetan Studies at Indiana University.

Conflict & Justice

China sticks to relay plan

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that Chinese officials and the head of the International Olympic Committee today said that the Olympic torch relay will proceed as planned despite the protests that have caused major disruptions along the route.